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One person’s “kids in cages” is another’s “reopening overflow facilities.”
The Biden White House is being accused of hypocrisy for reopening border facilities to house migrant teenagers — including one that both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris savaged then-President Donald Trump about on the campaign trail and before.
Biden blasted Trump repeatedly for separating families and failing to reunite them, decrying during an October debate that migrant children were “ripped from their [parents’] arms and separated.”
Harris, then a senator, said in 2018 at the peak of the family separation controversy that Trump’s treatment of migrants was a “crime against humanity.”
But on Monday the Department of Health and Human Services reopened a facility in Texas to house up to 700 migrants ages 13 to 17. A second facility in Florida also is being reopened. The decision rankled immigration advocates and sparked allegations of hypocrisy given the previous BIden-Harris condemnation.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was pressed about the issue at her briefing Tuesday and danced around the issue, insisting it was a temporary measure for unaccompanied minors that is necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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